May 7, 2013
PITTSBURGH – Head softball coach Holly Aprile and her staff have announced dates for their 2013 Summer Camps to be held at Vartabedian Field, located at the Petersen Sports Complex on Pitt’s upper campus.
The first of two camps is the Elite Showcase for high school girls, grades 9-12. The camp will run from 9-3 p.m., June 24-26. All aspects of softball will be covered, including pitching, catching, hitting, fielding and base running.
Offensive skills that will be covered include: mechanics of hitting, bunting and the basics of base running. Defensive skills will include: bunt coverage, double plays, fly balls and ground balls for field players, along with blocking and framing for catchers, and fastball mechanics, speed drills and various pitches for aspiring pitchers.
Camp registration is $225 if done online and $275 if paying with cash or check. A team rate is available (Eight or more girls) for $200 if done online and $225 if paying in cash or check. At the conclusion of camp, each camper will receive a certification of participation and a PITT Softball t-shirt.
Checks must be received by June 15th to ensure participation.
The second camp offered is a general skills camp for girls entering grades 5-8. This camp will run from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., July 8-10.
This camp will allow participants to learn what it takes to be an offensive and defensive threat on the softball field. Skills that will be covered include: mechanics of hitting and mental approach, mechanics and fundamentals of the short game, including bunting and slapping, base running tactics and proper defensive fundamentals.
Camp registration is $150 if done online and $175 if paying by cash or check. A team rate is available (Eight or more girls) for $125 if done online and $150 if by cash or check.
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